Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:01 AM
Read about it here...
Kind of interesting. Since when do states have "official rides"?
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:56 AM
I believe that PA should designate the antique carousel as its official ride. There are quite a few still left in the state and two of the major builders of them years ago were in the state (PTC and Dentzel).
Saturday, March 31, 2007 1:27 AM
Since the mosquito was an official bird... ;)
Saturday, March 31, 2007 9:25 AM
I am all for an "official ride" for each and every state! Why should flowers and birds get all the attention? ;)
I have dibs on the Mangels Whip!! :)
Saturday, March 31, 2007 9:44 AM
Since this Particular State has more of my Top Ten Wood Roller Coasters than any other State in the US I Declare that Indiana designate the :) Wooden Roller Coaster :) as it's official State Ride!
Likewise Florida should have dibs on the Steel Roller Coaster! ;)
*** Edited 3/31/2007 1:46:29 PM UTC by Borntocoast***
Saturday, March 31, 2007 10:19 AM
PA could do that. There will be either 15 or 16 woodies operating in the state this year (depending upon what happens to CLP).
Illinios should honor the Ferris Wheel. The modern wheel originated at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
I believe that Ohio should adopt the hypercoaster as its state ride. CP was the park that first brought us one and the only wooden hypercoaster is in this state.
*** Edited 3/31/2007 2:25:36 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
Saturday, March 31, 2007 10:54 AM
What would Hawaii's state ride be? :)
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:00 AM
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:01 AM
^Surfing it is!
*** Edited 3/31/2007 3:01:46 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:52 AM
Official Ohio Ride:
The Rockets from Euclid Beaches Rocket ships, first produced in Cleveland. The Stainless for those ships came from Corrigan McKinney Steel, which later became Republic Steel/LTV/ISG/Mittal.
Other than that, the thing scared the heck out of me...
Saturday, March 31, 2007 6:03 PM
Fine. NH's state ride should be...
THE YANKEE CANNOBALL!!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:53 PM
I declare my home state of Louisiana to have the log flume or any other type of water ride because our major theme park was under water for a while and our second largest park is a water park. *** Edited 4/1/2007 5:00:48 PM UTC by Audioslaved***
Sunday, April 1, 2007 2:11 PM
Texas could claim the Log Flume as a state ride. The first permanent Log Flume was installed at SFOT back in the 1960s.
Sunday, April 1, 2007 4:31 PM
The wheelchair would be Florida's state ride
(sorry, Bill... you can commence throwing the rotten vegetables now...)
Monday, April 2, 2007 11:34 AM
I don't know how you get Steel Coaster for FL. There must be some parks down there I have never heard of. FL gets Its a Small World for state ride and song.
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:13 PM
PLEASE! "It's a Small World" se be destotryed, along with all blueprints and tool used to build it.
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:21 PM
New Jersey's would be a casino bus.
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:33 PM
The would be no ride for Vermont because Vermont has NO rollercoasters.
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:48 PM
As a Minnesotan I hearby accept and acknowledge the beloved Tilt-A-Whirl as my state's official ride.
May all go forth and spread the wonderous news of this glorious occasion so that every man, woman and child shall have knowledge and understanding.
Wisconsin's state ride? A drunken cow wearing a Packer helmet.;)
Monday, April 2, 2007 1:54 PM
WildThing, a big OUCH to Wisconsonites everywhere. I thought anything in the Dells could be Wisconson's offical ride.
For Utah or Colorado, the ride could be a pair of skis.
Kentucky would be a racehorse
Illionois could be the Bluesmobile (Elwood: "It's 106 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, 1/2 pack of cigaretts, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses" Jake: Hit it!")
North Carolina's ride weould a be a racecar
Anybody got any OTHER ideas for state rides?